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CompTIA ITF+ IT Fundamentals (FCO-U61 Core Series) Certification

What is the CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Certificate? 

The CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Certificate provides fundamental, basic IT skills and knowledge, and provides an entry point into further, more advanced CompTIA certifications, such as CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ Certifications.

This course will help you to decide if a career in IT is the right choice for you, while helping you to develop a broader understanding of IT, making it ideal for non-technical professionals.

Throughout this course you will cover the following topics:

  •    IT Concepts & Terminology
  •    Infrastructure 
  •    Applications & Software 
  •    Software Development
  •    Database Fundamentals 
  •    Security 

Gain your CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Certification. Enrol today!

Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Study anytime, anywhere
  • 24/7 access
  • Unlimited Tutor Support
  • Includes: Live Labs, Tutor Support and Internal Exam
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Study anytime, anywhere
  • 24/7 access
  • Unlimited Tutor Support
  • Includes: Live Labs, Tutor Support and Internal Exam
Course Details

Is the CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Certificate suitable for me?

If you’re looking to embark on a career in IT but are new to this industry, this is the best place for you to start. This certification covers essential topics for entry-level IT professionals, including security awareness, functions of common operating systems, and establishing network connectivity.

This course would also suit:

  •    Students who are considering an IT career
  •    Professionals who work in areas requiring a broad understanding of IT
  •    Operations, Sales and Marketing staff in IT-based organisations

Prerequisites

Required: There are no official prerequisites for this CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Certification, which means anyone can enrol onto this course.

Career Opportunities with a CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Certification

By earning your CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Certificate, you will be able to show employers that you can manage the IT tools your organisation decides to implement, while demonstrating your technological skills, making you an asset to the business.

This certification is the first step towards a career in IT, and alongside other CompTIA certifications, can see you working in job roles like:

  •    Junior IT Support Analyst – £22k
  •    IT Support Technician – £26k
  •    Junior Network Engineer – £28k
  •    Junior Software Developer – £30k
  •    Junior Business Analyst – £38k

While the above salaries showcase UK averages, there’s the potential to increase your earning potential with additional CompTIA certifications.  

(Source: ITJobsWatch)

Why should I choose to study a CompTIA Certification?

CompTIA certifications, especially the IT Fundamentals+ Certification, offers individuals with little or no experience of IT, any entry point into this exciting and well-paid industry.

Having earned your CompTIA certification, you’ll have your knowledge validated by an industry recognised awarding body, which can be used to gain employment internationally.

Students new to IT

Many delegates undertaking the CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Certification have never worked in the IT sector, or have a limited knowledge of IT. CompTIA certifications enable anyone in this category, to gain the knowledge and confidence to get into their first IT job roles and work their way towards a career in this sector.

Why choose to study with e-Careers?

We offer a wide range of CompTIA certifications, enabling individuals to continue studying with us and earning further certificates to progress into higher paying job roles, as well as moving into different specialist areas, like Cloud Computing or Cyber Security.

We have helped over 4,000 delegates gain employment in the IT and Cyber Security sectors, through our Job Placement Programmes, as well as helping over 575,000 delegates around the world to learn

Our 5-star rating on Trustpilot from over 7,000 delegates globally, shows that we are passionate about helping individuals progress within their careers. We want you to succeed! Read through our delegates experiences to find out more. 

You’ll also benefit from:

  •    Training sessions which are focused on you
  •    Recruitment insight to enhance your employability
  •    Having a CompTIA Authorised Training Partner
  •    Unlimited Tutor Support
  •    Flexible payment plans

Learning Outcomes

  • IT Concepts & Terminology – Understand and illustrate computing basics. Be able to explain the value of troubleshooting and data
  • Infrastructure – Learn how to successfully set up and install typical peripheral devices to a computer, and be able to secure a basic wireless network
  • Applications & Software – Manage applications software and understand the different components of an operating system
  • Software Development – Understand programming language categories and understand the purpose of programming concepts
  • Database Fundamentals – Be able to explain database concepts, purpose, and structures
  • Security – Understand integrity, confidentiality, and availability concerns of secure devices, as well as best practice methods

CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Syllabus

Module 1: Introduction

What Is the CompTIA IT Fundamentals Certification?

Exam Objectives

Module 2: Core Hardware Components

Introducing Internal Components

Exploring Motherboards, Processors, and Memory

Exploring Storage and Expansion Devices

Exploring Power and Cooling

Summary

Exam Essentials

Written Lab

Module 3: Peripherals and Connectors

Understanding Common Peripherals, Interfaces, and Connectors

Summary

Exam Essentials

Written Lab

Module 4: Computing Devices and the Internet of Things

Exploring Common Computing Devices

Understanding the Internet of Things

Summary

Exam Essentials

Written Lab

Module 5: Operating Systems

Operating System Fundamentals

Managing an Operating System

Summary

Exam Essentials

Written Lab

Module 6: Software Applications

Understanding Application Architecture and Installation

Exploring Common Application Types

Summary

Exam Essentials

Written Lab

Module 7: Software Development

Exploring Programming Languages

Understanding Programming Concepts and Techniques

Summary

Exam Essentials

Written Lab

Module 8: Database Fundamentals

Understanding Databases

Summary

Exam Essentials

Written Lab

Module 9: Networking Concepts and Technologies

Exploring Connection Types and Features

Understanding Network Connectivity Essentials

Setting Up a Wireless Network

Summary

Exam Essentials

Written Lab

Module 10: Security Concepts and Threats

Understanding Hackers and Motives

Understanding Security Threats

Understanding Access Control

Summary

Exam Essentials

Written Lab

Module 11: Security Best Practices

Understanding Security Best Practices

Summary

Exam Essentials

Written Lab

Module 12: Business Continuity and Computer Support

Understanding Business Continuity

Exploring Computer Support Concepts

Summary

Exam Essentials

Written Lab

CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Exam Details

Exam Description

The CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ exam focuses on the skills and knowledge necessary to be able to identify and explain the basics of computing, software development, IT infrastructure, and database use.

Number of questions

Maximum of 75 questions.

Type of questions

Multiple-choice questions.

Time Limit

60 minutes per exam

Passing Score

650 out of 900

Available Languages

English  

Payment Options

We offer a range of flexible payment options to help keep costs low while you’re studying with us, including:

  •    Pay for the course in full via bank transfer, debit/ credit card or PayPal;
  •    Pay in 2 to 12 monthly instalments – interest free!
  •    Alternative finance options*

*Finance is a great way to help you spread the cost of your purchase. To make it easy, you can apply for and complete the loan application quickly and entirely online.

We offer a range of interest-free and interest-bearing finance options to help you spread the cost of your purchase over 12, 24, 36 or 48 months. Please contact our team today for further details.

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